So you know I’ve seen Disney’s “Secretariat” and loved it. If not, you can read my review, Disney Tells Penny’s Story Beautifully in Secretariat, to find out why this movie touched me. Since seeing the film, I’ve been looking for info on Penny and Big Red online, and I thought I’d share some statistics about this fabulous horse I’ve found.
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- HE HAD A BIG HEART — Secretariat’s heart was twice the size of an average horse’s heart – 22 lbs.
- HE WAS A RECORD BREAKER — Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths and still holds the record time at 2:24 for 1.5 miles.
- COVER BOY LOOKS — In 1973, weekly mags Time, Sports Illustrated and Newsweek all featured Secretariat on their respective covers the same week.
- AMONG THE GREATS — Secretariat was ranked the 35th Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century by ESPN – only two other non-humans have made the list.
- BIG RED WAS BIG — Secretariat stood approximately 16 hands 2 inches (170 cm) tall, and weighed 1,175 pounds (533 kg), with a 75 inch girth, in his racing prime.
- HE WAS A WINNER! — Altogether, Secretariat had total earnings of $1,316,808 in 1970’s dollars.
Watch Official Secretariat Video Clips Online
Disney’s Secretariat Kentucky Derby Official Clip (Ad-free)
Disney’s Secretariat Official Featurette (Ad-free)
A behind-the-scene look at the making of “Secretariat” – includes cast commentary
Learn more about Secretariat at his official website.
Photo Credit: Penny Chenery and Diane Lane as Penny Chenery in Secretariat – Used with permission from the Walt Disney Company
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